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Classification of Spinal Cord Injuries: In a Nutshell (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 So let's wrap up this video series.

    00:02 Ligaments, tendons and muscles are the ones that create a natural brace to protect the spinal cord from injury.

    00:10 Spinal cord injuries can be classified by three things: mechanism of injury, levels of injury and degree of injury.

    00:20 The higher the injury, the more severe the impact will be on the patient's motor and sensory abilities.

    00:27 Tetraplegia is the loss of motor and sensory in all four extremities and paraplegia is a loss of motor and sensory function in the legs.

    00:37 Spinal cord injury can be complete or incomplete cord injuries.

    00:42 Thank you for watching our video today.


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    The lecture Classification of Spinal Cord Injuries: In a Nutshell (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Spinal Cord Injuries and Syndromes (Nursing) .


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    1. Spinal cord injuries are classified by the level of injury, mechanism of injury, and the degree of injury.
    2. Spinal cord injuries that are lower will have a more severe impact on the patient's motor and sensory abilities.
    3. Tetraplegia is the loss of motor and sensory functions in the legs, and paraplegia is the loss of motor function in all four extremities.
    4. Spinal cord injuries can be classified as either partial or total injuries.

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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